September 2006 Archives

September 28, 2006

This jumbled up mess represents one more sweater ready for seaming.
Harry is ready for blocking.

Ahead on the list, however, is the Manosque Pullover. It still needs the second sleeve and side seamed, buttons attached, and snowflakes embroidered. You Monday nighters may very well be seeing this project again next week.

Today's knitting swag is the Angelina pattern and shawl pins- for the jacket when it's eventually made.
I have some stash yarn that's perfect for this.

Today's cute kids shots- Charlotte riding her bike
Yes, that is the new haircut.

and Mike teaching Josh to golf.



World's Biggest Flirt

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September 27, 2006

Knits in Use

Joshua watching Maisy with his blankie

Charlotte's cute stripey socks

As far as new knitting goes, here's the start of another baby afghan-
This time it's the Hearts and Stars one from Adorable Knits for Tots in Bubblegum Cotton-ease. This one will be finding a home with some friends in GA. The baby is due around the beginning of December.

Today's knitting swag-
Pattern and yarn to make the Hourglass sweater

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September 26, 2006

This and That

Mike did a great job on the knitterly swag for my b-day. There are a few things on back-order so this will be an ongoing show and tell. Today's reveal is a cool shirt from urban yarns.
Front: She was quite a nice girl...
Back: until she started all that knitting.

I've signed up for a couple more KAL/swaps. The Handmade Christmas swap sounds like a lot of fun; I can't wait to get Beth's package worked out. Hopefully Socktoberfest will end with at least one less pair of socks in the WIP column.

Here are shots from a picnic before ballet class.


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September 25, 2006

How can something that looks so innocent

be so deadly?
The socks have been sent, Mrs Jolly Jack Tar. May you and your warm feet rest in peace.

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September 22, 2006

Flashback to 1988

Christina 3rd grade.jpg
My contribution to Kate's 80s contest- my third grade picture.
This is probably about as 80s style of a picture as I've got- big hair, bright pink dress with shoulder pads, puffy sleeves, a ruffle at the hips, and a black "skirt" bottom. Plus, you have to love the hip neon lights through the blinds background.
I know I have a picture somewhere of me dressed for a New Kids on the Block concert back in 1990. I think I have the band t-shirt tied on one side which may or may not be the same side that my ponytail was on. I know I'm wearing my favorite shorts- knee length, acid washed, and tye-dyed blue and pink. I'm wearing several different sizes of band buttons and may be wearing my silver cowboy hat with the new kids bandana. Of course I'm wearing my white keds with 2 pairs of scrunchy socks and big bright plastic earrings. I was so happening.

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September 18, 2006

Spring Fling Finished

Just in time for ... fall
It took over a year but she's finally finished.
Mwah- kiss this WIP goodbye!
The pattern is free here and I used Rowan wool cotton. After a year between the knitting and the seaming, the other details are a bit hazy. I think I made the small size, and I think it took 6 skeins. If I were to make this again, I'd go up a size.

Here are the kids post cookie making.
Poor Joshua. I was making pancakes, and he stuck his beater in the wrong bowl. One taste of the batter and he was done.

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September 6, 2006


I'm finally a member of the Sexy Knitter's Club. The current KAL features Wendy's Sizzle pattern. I'm knitting it with the Debbie Bliss Pure Silk I brought home from Knit Happens last month.

A PSA to all of you guys trolling Barnes and Noble hoping to hook up with someone-
It doesn't matter how sexy the knitter is, if she tells you she's been married for six years, that is SO NOT code for let's play footsie. Go find someone else to harass.

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September 5, 2006

The More Things Change...

the more they stay the same.

Charlotte started ballet again last Wednesday.

Here are both of the kids breaking it down before class.



So while Charlotte is at school and ballet, what is Joshua up to?

Despite Charlotte's busy schedule, I did manage to track her down for a photo shoot. Presenting Lola and the Monkey sweater.

Sweater Specs- The pattern is the Big Push Sweater from Miss Bea's Playtime. I used the middle size width and slightly longer than the biggest size for length. The sweater took 2 balls of Sugarplum and 1 ball each of Strawberry Cream, Popsical Blue, and Bubble Gum Cotton-ease.

Last, but not least, here's Supergirl.

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September 4, 2006

Baa Baa Black Sheep Have You Any Wool?

Yes Sir, Yes Sir, A Garden Tub Full

Well, despite hitting the 50 FO mark, my stash is still huge. I'd really hoped to get it at least level with the top of the tub. (It would have helped if I'd made more sweaters and less hats.) There are improvements. If you check out the pics from my first entry, you'll see that there is no longer a pile on the floor, and the yarn isn't spilling out of the tub. I think I managed to use up at least a garbage bag's worth of yarn.
The FO list-
21 Critter Knitter Blankets
The Ab Fab Afghan
25 Hats
A pair of baby socks
Joshua's Afghan
The Monkey Sweater

The kids are in bed, so I'll get pictures of Charlotte in her sweater (and her Lola hat, since I never bothered to have her model that one either) tomorrow.

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